One of Wilson’s school improvement goals is to increase student connectivity with staff members. As such, Wilson staff members have been asked to volunteer to be partnered with a student in need of a mentor. Students are given one staff member who they meet with regularly throughout the school year in hopes of building a strong relationship. The program sponsors monthly mentor events with fun activities for mentor partnerships to attend like a cooking competition, fun science experiments, watching the dress rehearsal of the play, and a petting zoo at the end of the year. The goal is to give students who are having a difficult time making connections at least one staff member that they feel they can go to in a time of need. This grant will support Mentor Program activities throughout the year.